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Blackwater founder Erik Prince arrives for a closed meeting with members of the House Intelligence Committee, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Cambridge Analytica links to Erik Prince, Blackwater founder

Associated Press

Company filings show that Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has a link to a Chinese security and logistics company run by Erik Prince, the former mercenary who founded private military company Blackwater.

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- Associated Press

Billings Gazette, March 20, on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Montana values:

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., presides over a markup of a bill to expand sanctions against Iran with respect to its ballistic missile program, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Royce says he will not seek re-election after serving out his 13th term. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) **FILE**

USAID funding 'shouldn't be shorted,' Rep. Ed Royce says

- The Washington Times

The Republican head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee sharply criticized President Trump's proposal to cut USAID funding by 33 percent Wednesday, saying the reduction will negatively impact American-led efforts to combat terrorists, address future health threats and promote democracy around the world.